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Firms ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding diabetes medicine cancer risk.
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Tuesday, April 08, 2014 12:00 AM

Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. lost the first federal court trial in the U.S. over claims it hid the cancer risks of its Actos diabetes medicine to protect billions of dollars in sales.  The jury in Lafayette, Louisiana, on April 7, 2014, awarded $1.5 million in compensatory damages and will consider a request for punitive damages, ultimately totaling $9 Billion.

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Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association Wins Federal Injunction Against Independence Blue Cross
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Friday, April 04, 2014 12:00 AM
The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) announced that on March 28, 2014, in the case of Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association, et al., v. Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, et al., Judge Matthew F. Kennelly, District Judge, for the United States District Court (Northern District of Illinois), granted the Pennsylvania Chiropractic Association's (PCA) request for a permanent injunction to address Independence Blue Cross' (IBC) inadequate notice and appeal procedures and practices regarding recoupment of paid benefits from doctors of chiropractic and other health care providers.
 
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ACA to Appeal Following Setback in Class Action Lawsuit Against ASHN, CIGNA
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Thursday, April 03, 2014 12:00 AM

The American Chiropractic Association (ACA) today announced its intention to appeal the recent dismissal of its claims against American Specialty Health Inc. and American Specialty Health Networks Inc. (collectively, "ASHN"), and CIGNA Corporation and Connecticut General Life Insurance Company (collectively, "CIGNA"). Significantly, the dismissal was based upon a variety of procedural considerations--not the substance of ACA’s claims.  ACA’s legal counsel is optimistic about the chances of a successful appeal, noting that this area of the law is the subject of increasing judicial focus.

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Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Lawsuit
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Monday, February 10, 2014 12:00 AM

On their website the TBCE reports "on February 10, 2014, the Texas Board of Chiropractic Examiners (TBCE) was sued by the Texas Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Any specific response to this lawsuit will be contained in the TBCE’s Answer to the suit and other pleadings, motions and/or court filings as necessary. The TBCE respects the legal process and it is fitting that it be allowed to run its due course. The TBCE has requested representation from the Office of the Attorney General, and any further comment concerning this pending litigation would be premature at this time."

The TAAOM has sued the TBCE in district court because Plaintiff Acupuncture Association is the largest professional organization of licensed acupuncturists and practitioners of Oriental Medicine in Texas."

Reiterating the arguments of the Texas Medical Association in their various previous lawsuits, the filing notes

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